Board Meeting Marathon

On Sunday, August 14th ten members of the board met at Laurie Wright’s home in Columbus for an extended board meeting discussion. We had a hefty agenda to tackle with many issues to address.  Please read on for important details and changes to come.


Our number one priority was to form a fundraising committee comprised of board members and artist members. We plan to continue to award $20,000 in prize money annually, offer workshops, maintain an updated modern website, among other benefits. This obviously takes financial and human resources.  James Hubbard and Michael McAuley have stepped up to the task, but they need help from a few individuals- please consider joining them. If you have a connection with and/or suggestion of a corporate sponsor (contact name included) please share- any help will be appreciated.


We will be implementing an Indiana Artists Professional Development Series- Social. Plans are underway for a framing workshop to be given by Laurie Wright at her framing studio in Columbus. This demonstration will be combined with a talk by Jerry Points about getting your art gallery ready. This is tentatively scheduled for late October and will be free to members. More info coming soon.


A great new advantage to being on the board will be the introduction of an Indiana Artists Board of Directors Annual Show. If you have considered joining the board, our next election will be in April, just in time to participate. The first show will be at French Bleu in the Carmel Arts & Design District and will be promoted heavily.


There will be a strong push to get exposure for the Indiana Artists 100th Anniversary in 2017. We have a new Facebook Group page for our members. If you are not already included please request to be in the group. We will be distributing ‘rack’ cards in different venues throughout the state for greater visibility and will continue to promote each of our exhibitions along with workshops and artist roundtable discussions twice a year.


The board agreed it is time for a new process for jurying in member applicants. In order to make it easier for artists to apply, we will offer jurying at each of the six board meetings.  Two jury sessions per year proved to be inconvenient for many professional artists interested in applying. Having a sponsor will no longer be necessary, but we still encourage our membership to actively seek out qualified artists and steer them to the website for information on how to apply.


Board meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of even months, at 10 am. Our next meeting will be at French Bleu Gallery in Carmel on October 4th. Please join us to hear about committees you may want to be on and also to observe the jurying process.


Member Exhibition at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

102 S. 10th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905 *Please note the delivery address below.


We are excited to have 77 entries in this year’s exhibition.

*Remember to attach your label on the upper left side of art

*Make sure hanging hardware is as specified in prospectus.


Please note drop off of entries is both Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September10th, 11am-4pm. Deliver entries to 9th Street entrance:

Due to one-way road limited access, we suggest using Google Maps for

165 S. 9th Street.


Friday, September 23rd Private Reception- Second Century Club 5:30-6:30 (artists encouraged) with Public Opening Reception 6:30-8:30 Awards 7:00


Exhibition Dates:  September 23rd – November 27th, 2016


Artwork Pick-up: Thursday, December 1st and Friday December 2nd 11am-4pm


We look forward to seeing everyone on opening night!



President – April Willy

Membership Exhibition –James Hubbard

Annual Exhibition – Laurie Wright, Pam Newell

Social Media Chair/Website–Donna Shortt

Secretary – Carrie Wild

New Member Applicants-Susan Mauck

Publications – Dan Annarino

Historian – Rena Brouwer

Advisor – Linda S Cannon

Advisor – Michael McAuley

Advisor – Jerry Points

Past President – Pamela Newell

Treasurer– Bill Wissel




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